2017’s Best Songs, in a 100-Track Playlist
No Song Got Me Through 2017 Like “Cut to the Feeling”
Will This Year’s Latin Pop Boom Last Any Longer Than 1999’s?
The Songs That Helped Me Get Through My Grief
Some of the Year’s Best Love Songs Were Written by Dads for Their Babies
The Problem With Country Music’s Shift From Bro Country Toward Beau Country
How Country Music Made the Personal Political in 2017
Trump Is Already Building Walls, but Musicians Are Still Making Music Across Borders
We Wouldn’t Have Some of This Year’s Political-Music Prodigies Without Prodigy
The Best Albums of the Year
This Was Yet Another Great Year for Women in Rock
Why Are We Suddenly So Tired of Our Biggest Pop Stars?
This Year Saw the “Browning of America” Begin to Infiltrate Pop
2017 Marked the End of the Empowering Pop Anthem and the Rise of Mumbling Men
A 125-Song Playlist for Soundtracking the Final Days and Hours of 2016
Troubling Times Call for More Than Angry Protest Anthems. There’s Also Power in Tenderness.
Kanye May Support Trump, but Pablo Can Still Inspire Us
My Two Favorite Albums of the Year Came From the Same City
Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings Was the Anti of Country
The Internet Isn’t Democratizing Music the Way We’d Hoped